Naruto 677 – Familiar Faces
It’s the 677th chapter and we got the Infinite Tsukuyomi’s activating and everyone’s getting Rinneganned/tossed into Madara’s dream land. You get one. He gets one. Everyone gets one. Well, almost everyone. As it turns out, the Tsukuyomi seems need a little bit of time before it affects everyone on the battlefield—and for some, such as Sasuke and the undead, it doesn’t affect them at all—and it looks like that just might be the key that turns the tide in the upcoming chapters.
Generally, much of the aforementioned ends up as expected—many of you anticipated a lot of this in the comments before—but there were some surprises in this chapter, and it’s mostly in the form of some familiar faces. After waiting who knows how long, we not only get the long awaited return of Yamato (who’s doing God knows what at this point), but also of Tenten, who’s trying to figure out some way to utilize and acquire the Ninja Tools that Madara so conveniently tossed away. Admittedly, the return of these two qualifies as a “I should’ve known they’d be back” kind of thing, so I guess in the end it’s not too surprising, but actually seeing them is a whole lot different than constantly anticipating their inevitable return.
With that said, it’s generally a transition chapter as Madara activates his ultimate trump card, and I think the only things left to talk about really are just how epic Naruto is to be able to spam Rasen Shurikens and the ironic nature of the chapter, which seems to demonstrate both Madara’s ultimate weapon and the keys that should ultimately lead to his defeat. Looking forward, I guess it’s just all about how those keys end up getting used (and what part Yamato may inevitably play in everything), and I reckon we got some fun times ahead.